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Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Shangai SIPG make belated start in AFC Champions League

  • Sydney FC and Shanghai SIPG meet in the AFC Champions League
  • The sides meet at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar on Thursday
  • Sydney have not won in their last 9 matches in the AFC Champions League
  • Sydney FC drew both games against Shanghai SIPG in last year's AFC Champions League.
  • Shanghai SIPG are playing their first game of the group stages.
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Shanghai SIPG and Sydney FC drew twice in last year's AFC Champions League (Getty Images)

Sydney FC and Shanghai SIPG return to action in the AFC Champions League at Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar on Thursday. Months after the cancellation of the competition, the A-League champions and Chinese Super League side go head-to-head on neutral territory in Doha.

Sydney FC Form


Steve Corica's Sydney FC picked up one point from two AFC Champions League games before the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a halt.

The Sky Blues lost 4-0 to Yokohama F Marinos in Japan before holding Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to a 2-2 draw in Sydney. Trent Buhagiar and an Adam Le Fondre penalty put Sydney FC 2-1 up only to conceded a minute from time at Jubilee Oval.

Since the most recent of those games in March, Sydney returned to A-League action and finished the season as Premiers Plate winners at the top of the ladder. They also went on to win the Grand Final, beating Melbourne City in extra-time after a 0-0 draw.

Sydney FC Team News


Leading scorer Adam Le Fondre has left Sydney to join Mumbai City on loan in the Indian Super League, leaving the Sky Blues short on attacking experience.

Shanghai SIPG Form


Shanghai SIPG may occupy bottom spot in AFC Champions League Group H, but that is because Vitor Pereira's side have yet to play a game in the competition due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since qualifying for the ACL as third place finishers in last year's Chinese Super League, Shanghai have enjoyed a positive season. 

They finish top of the revised Regular Season Group B with 10 wins from 14 games and progressed to the Championship stage. 

Shanghai SIPG needed penalties to overcome Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in the quarter-finals, before losing out to Jiangsu Suning in extra-time of their semi-final. They also lost the 3rd/4th place play-off to Beijing Guoan.

Shanghai SIPG Team News


Sydney FC players will come up against a familiar foe with Australian international midfielder Aaron Mooy part of the Shanghai SIPG side.

The squad is filled with talent although forward Marko Arnautovic is unavailable due to international duty with Austria. Brazilian trio Oscar, Hulk and Ricardo Lopes will be key for Shanghai.

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG Head to Head


These two sides met during the 2019 AFC Champions League group stages. It was two draws as Sydney FC drew 3-3 in Shanghai before another entertaining 2-2 draw was played out in Sydney.

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG Odds


Shanghai SIPG are firm favourites at 1.60 with Sydney FC outsiders at 5.25. It is 4.00 for another draw between the sides with bet365

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG Stats


  • Sydney have won 1 of their last 7 matches (A-League).
  • Sydney have not won in their last 9 matches (AFC Champions League).
  • Sydney FC draw both games against Shanghai SIPG in last year's AFC Champions League.
  • Shanghai SIPG are playing their first game of the group stages.
  • Shanghai SIPG have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches (Chinese Super League).
  • Shanghai SIPG have drawn 7 of their last 8 matches (AFC Champions League).

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Where is Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG being played?

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG is being played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

When is Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG being played?

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG is being played at 10:00 GMT on Thursday 19 November 2020.

What competition are Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG playing in?

Sydney FC vs Shanghai SIPG are playing in the AFC Champions League.

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Verdict

These two sides have drawn their last two meetings and Shanghai are the draw specialists in the competition. 

But the Chinese Super League side's superior fitness should tell with Sydney returning to competitive action after two-and-a-half months off, and now without top score Adam Le Fondre.

Best Bet: Shanghai SIPG Win Full-Time Result @ at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Shanghai SIPG 2-0 Correct Score @ at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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